Atlas of North American English: Phonetics, Phonology and by Professor William Labov, Sharon Ash, Associate Professor of

By Professor William Labov, Sharon Ash, Associate Professor of Linguistics Charles Boberg

Atlas of North American English: Phonetics, Phonology and Sound switch

Show description

Read Online or Download Atlas of North American English: Phonetics, Phonology and Sound Change PDF

Similar language & grammar books

Galician and Irish in the European Context: Attitudes Towards Weak and Strong Minority Languages (Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities)

An exploration of the position of language attitudes and ideologies in predicting the survival customers of a minority language. It examines this function via a cross-national comparative research of Irish within the Republic of eire and Galician within the self reliant group of Galicia in north-west Spain.

Developing Translation Competence

This quantity provides a complete learn of what constitutes Translation Competence, from many of the sub-competences to the final ability. individuals mix event as translation students with their adventure as lecturers of translation. the amount is equipped into 3 sections: Defining, development, and Assessing Translation Competence.

From Memory to Speech and Back: Papers on Phonetics and Phonology, 1954-2002

The publication incorporates a collection of articles by means of Morris Halle facing matters within the idea and perform of phonetics and phonology. The articles, written through the final 40 years, trouble concerns that stay to today on the leading edge of the self-discipline.

Oxford Word Skills: Advanced: Idioms & Phrasal Verbs Student Book with Key

Oxford observe talents improves scholars' vocabulary and vocabulary studying abilities. brief, transparent displays and plenty of chance for perform supply scholars the arrogance to exploit new vocabulary. eighty devices at every one point suggest they conceal a tremendous variety of themes and daily events.

Additional info for Atlas of North American English: Phonetics, Phonology and Sound Change

Sample text

Four of these are dominant metropolises with a 1990 population over 300,000: Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Omaha. The remaining three were selected to provide geographical coverage; they all have a population over 100,000, and they provide points 150 miles or more from the four larger cities. The sample design for the pilot project entailed the selection of places within this 150-mile radius of each of the focal cities. In each area, eight cities were to be selected, two in each of four ranges of population: 50,000 to 200,000 10,000 to 50,000 2,000 to 10,000 under 2,000 Cities were selected within a 150-mile radius of the largest cities first.

Records of calls required for successful interviews The Telsur project kept detailed records of all telephone calls made, in order to trace regional differences in the difficulty of locating local speakers and rates of refusal and acceptance. The ease or difficulty of achieving a successful interview varied greatly. The first phone call of the Atlas was made to Sioux Falls, SD, at 3:30 in the afternoon on February 24, 1992. A woman answered the phone and listened politely to the investigatorʼs request for an interview.

Census for all Americans. 1 are based on figures given for occupation of employed persons 16 years old and over in Table 18, “Labor force and disability characteristics of persons: 1990” from the census volume series CPH-3. 24 4. Sampling and field methods In general, the proportions of national ancestral groups are ordered similarly to the census. The largest single identification is German. In the Telsur sample, the German group is by far the largest in the Midland, the North, and the West. There is a much more even distribution of ethnic groups in the South, with a heavier representation of English and Scots-Irish.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.90 of 5 – based on 50 votes